After rumors surfaced earlier this week that Nicki Minaj would enlist the surfaces of Bad Boy founder Sean "Diddy" Combs as her manager, Billboard reports Nicki’s former manager, Debbie Antney, confirmed she had been fired via a written statement.
"I received a letter, which was [a] suspension," read the statement. "The next letter that came in was a cease and desist in doing all business with Nicki Minaj from Nicki’s attorney. I love Nicki. I wish her the most success. It’s not about the music, she’s like one of my children…I wish her no harm, only much success."
Antney also managed Gucci Mane and is Wacka Flocka Flame’s mother.
In a less surprising move, Diddy and Rick Ross have also teamed up to do business together after their recent collaborations. In addition to appearing on the "Angels" remix together, Ross and Diddy also lent verses to Wacka Flocka Flame’s "O Let’s Do It" remix. Earlier this week, Ross talked about getting advice from Combs during a visit to New York, and he also told DJ Envy he and Combs "have a big announcement to make real soon."